Have your say on proposed changes to bus stopping arrangements in Aldwych and the Strand

Closed 5 Nov 2020

Opened 24 Sep 2020

Overview

We need to re-route buses in the Strand and Aldwych area as a result of Westminster City Council, (WCC) plans for the area. You can see the plans for the area on their website.

The following buses will be re-routed as follows;

  • N/1, 59, N/68, 168, 188, 243, 521 and X68 via Aldwych west arm towards Waterloo
  • N/26, 76, 172 and 341 via Aldwych east and west arms towards Waterloo
  • 6, N/9, N/87, N44 and N155 to stand at new stands on Aldwych, east side and Melbourne Place and run via Melbourne Place and Aldwych west arm
  • N/11, N/15, N21, N26, N89, N199, N550 and N551 via Aldwych east and west arms towards Trafalgar Square
  • N/91 via Kingsway and Strand via Aldwych western arm towards Trafalgar Square

Routes 139, 176, and N343 would continue to run between Lancaster Place and Strand in both directions.

Buses that previously stopped on The Strand would now stop at new location on  Aldwych, where possible, bus routes going in the same direction (such as east to Fleet Street) will serve the same stop.

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Proposed changes to bus stops on Aldwych and Strand (PDF 137KB)

Your views are important to us. We have worked closely with WCC project team to plan the bus changes to minimise the impacts on people travelling to, from and through the area. However, the impact on your journey may be something we have not yet considered.

From the planning work that has been done, we consider the changes to be fairly neutral on journey times through the area. However, we do appreciate that depending on start and finish points of journeys, there will be some shorter and longer walks to and from bus stops.

WCC have been working on proposals to improve the areas around the Strand and Aldwych since 2015. They held a public consultation in 2019 and as a result of the proposals being supported, they are hoping to start work on site early 2021.

Equality Impact Assessment

We are subject to the general public sector equality duty set-out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations by reference to people with protected characteristics. The protected characteristics are: age, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

In considering changes to the design of the transport network, we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the design process and complete an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA). The EqIA for our proposals can be found below. This is a ‘live’ document and will be reviewed following the consultation to account for any issues raised which affect those with protected characteristics.

Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 847KB)

Have your say

We would like to know what impact the proposed changes to bus stopping arrangements may have on your journey.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Thursday 5 November 2020.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

Areas

  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Buses